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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

Rua Paul Redfern N�48, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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86%

Rating
972 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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60%

All you pay for is the location and thank goodness he staff are nice. The facilities are very tired and not kept clean. Needs improvement!


94%

Briliant, relaxed place. Mainly 25+, single travelers. It is very easy to meet new people and organise stuff. Staff was excellent in English and also helped out with tours etc.


86%

Great location just a one minute walk from Ipanema beach. Also right near the bus stop and also the main shopping strip. It is a party hostel though so keep that in mind. Its noisy and always busy. Staff are knowledgeable and super friendly. The key cards are terrible and need to be recharged EVERY time you use them at front reception which is a real shame.


97%

Really enjoyed my stay in Che Lagarto. We stayed in a private room with en suite and it was very good. €600 for 5 days seemed a bit steep when we booked but we got a good recommendation so we went for it. There was a great atmosphere in the common area and the lads working there were very helpful and great craic. If I was back in Rio I would stay here again. Safe, clean, fun hostel.

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

A fun and friendly hostel! Staff are amazing. Located at end of Ipanema beach but a heap of stuff around so all good. Private room more expensive then some hostels but u get the hostel vibe!


100%

Amazing hostel!! Staff were great, super helpful, especially the manager who quickly learnt our names and made sure we were always having a good time. Rooms are a good size, and get cleaned twice a day beds are comfy, and everything is very secure.. Lots of information about what to do in the area during the day and night with different bar deals every day. One two minutes from the beach. Thank you so much for a great week! (From Lara and Josh)

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice Staff & nice Bar! Recommendend!


94%

It is very nice organized hostel. superb staff, rooms are ok. the breakfast is not a big deal but you can have as much as you want of cereals/milk, cake, fruits, coffee.


91%

Super-friendly hostel! Ricky, Gabriella and all the staff are so hospitable and helpful. Great location just a short walk from the beach. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly and the overall atmosphere is great. Highly recommend staying here!


80%

Staff were amazing and very helpful especially Roberto


94%

Lovely staff very happy and good customer service. Bed was comfy and there was a good atmosphere.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

We enjoyed our stay here as the location was extremely close to Ipanema beach and we felt pretty safe walking around the area in the evening. It had a good busy atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and ready to help with directions and suggestions. I would stay here again


69%

Location close to the beach and shopping street- GREAT- but far away from the metrosystem. Nice staff, good breakfast and nice staff. The bathroom in our dormwas very dirty though, pretty much all the time..


80%

Great location on Ipanema beach, hostel is clean and has decent facilities. Staff are also extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately this is one of those hostels that is split between two buildings, the common areas are also a bit scattered on different floors and the whole thing feels a bit impersonal. Despite there being many people, it was difficult at times to meet people. Not the best for atmosphere, but cheaper than other hostels in the area and it is very close to the beach.


89%

Rick and his staff were excellent, the location is one street away from the beach front and perfect side of Ipanema. The dorm was excellent but had to change for a few days as we had a noisy neighbour. The staff were happy to help and accommodate us. The double room was a little pricey and we don't think it was worth what we paid but the dorms were great. The kitchen wasn't in the best shape and there wasn't a huge communal area but it was okay. Overall we had a really good stay.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Absolutely loved this hostel! Extremely lively, clean, and spacious. The only thing I would complain about this hostel is the key...it never worked.


83%

Nice place, at a very good and central spot in Ipanema. Staff was very helpful, the hostel felt very safe, quite expensive but that is everywhere in Rio.


100%

Had a great time at this hostel !

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Breakfast was standard and good which meant there was cake, bread, and fruit. Beds were good and showers were hot. Lockers under bed were good but only one person could access at a time. Hostel was a block from the beach. They need to fix their key card system so you don't have to get it reactivated before every trip to your room. I enjoyed my stay.


91%

its a good place to stay in Rio, if you dont want to spend a lot of money but you want to have a good xperience and to meet people from all over the world, this is the one.


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